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Tight end Kyle Rudolph
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Ryan Hannable
May 31, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Not much has happened with Kyle Rudolph's situation with the Vikings in recent days, but perhaps things have a better chance of working out than say a month or two ago. Rudolph is owed $7.5 million this season, the last year of his five-year deal, and Minnesota doesn't want to pay that much,...
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Rookie N'Keal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
May 31, 2019 - 7:55 am
N'Keal Harry has only been a member of the Patriots for just over a month, but it's hard to ignore how good of a first impression he's made. The Arizona State product was very well spoken on his conference call immediately following the selection and also during his introductory press conference...
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Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 1:04 pm
New Patriots wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was involved in a serious car accident during the month of February in Denver. Thomas was charged with vehicular assault, which occurred when he was driving 70 miles per hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone that left serious, but not life-threatening injuries...
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2019 - 9:36 am
The NFL's CBA expires in 2020, so there have already been some negotiations on what could potentially get tweaked. One thing that likely won't be changed is the power of commissioner Roger Goodell. According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post , Goodell doesn't want to give up the power that...
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Donald Penn
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Ryan Hannable
May 29, 2019 - 11:54 am
While the NFL offseason is basically two-thirds of the way over, teams will still be adding players up until training camp in late July. For the Patriots , two positions come to mind where additions are needed — offensive tackle and tight end. With the sudden retirement of Jared Veldheer, the...
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NFL Draft
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Ryan Hannable
May 29, 2019 - 10:16 am
Last week it was reported Boston has a chance of hosting the 2022 NFL draft as the league is looking for a big city. Now, at least according to the oddsmakers, there's a very good chance. According to BetOnline, Boston has the best odds at 2/1 followed by Washington D.C. (5/2), Denver (3/1),...
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Patriots huddle
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Ryan Hannable
May 28, 2019 - 10:54 pm
With the Patriots kicking off their second week of OTAs on Wednesday (closed to media), we figured it would be a good time to take an extensive look at the roster when it comes to players’ chances of making the final 53-man roster come Week 1. We put players into three categories — locks, bubble...
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Gerald McCoy
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Ryan Hannable
May 28, 2019 - 10:26 am
It's been a few weeks since Gerald McCoy was released by the Buccaneers, but the veteran defensive tackle is taking his time finding a new team. The 31-year-old reportedly wants to take less money to play for a contender, so naturally the Patriots have been mentioned, but based on what has happened...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski
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Ryan Hannable
May 28, 2019 - 10:01 am
Now that Rob Gronkowski has retired, his place in history among NFL tight ends is up for debate. Was he better than Tony Gonzalez? Kellen Winslow Sr.? That will always be debated, but former tight end Alge Crumpler doesn't believe in the argument. Appearing on the The Lefkoe Show , Crumpler was...
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NFL tight end Ben Watson
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Ryan Hannable
May 27, 2019 - 8:21 am
On Sunday afternoon it was learned Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson will be suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season. Watson went into great detail explaining what happened . The 38-year-old retired following last season and was prescribed Bio Identical Testosterone Cypionate to help...
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